Small Business Start-ups


  • Investors make blind bet in Uber's latest deal Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 11:46 AM ET

    Just how much are some investors are willing to give up to gain a piece of the hottest start-up? The New York Times reports.

  • Can Uber unsnarl Super Bowl traffic? Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 2:47 PM ET
    A customer from the Bay Area catches her UberX driver Dan Pedrovic as UberX begins making passenger pickups at Los Angeles International Airport on January 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

    Even on a good day, traffic between San Francisco and Santa Clara is bad, but Super Bowl week has made it apocalyptically horrible.

  • Venture capital confidence rebounds in Q4 Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:26 PM ET
    Venture capital data chart

    Start-up investors are feeling a little more hopeful after a rough year, as valuations shake out in Silicon Valley.

  • Start-up takes aim at PayPal, raises $4.8M Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 2:45 AM ET

    Revolut, a start-up that lets vacationers spend money abroad at market foreign exchange rates has raised $4.8 million in funding.

  • Feb 2- Magic Leap Inc, a startup focused on augmented reality technology, said on Tuesday it had raised $793.5 million in a funding round led by Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.. Magic Leap, which counts Alphabet Inc and Qualcomm Inc among its investors, said money also came from Time Warner's Warner Bros unit and investment arms of Fidelity, J.P.

  • How one ex-Googler is trying to upend payments Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 11:26 AM ET
    Poynt payment terminal

    Google Wallet creator Osama Bedier is taking on retail payments with a new terminal called Poynt and a smartphone approach to software.

  • Be a cockroach, not a unicorn: Y Combinator founder Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 11:15 AM ET
    Why to be a cockroach, not a unicorn

    Paul Buchheit of Y Combinator talks about the cool-down in Silicon Valley startup financing and what companies need to do to survive.

  • Google-backed start-up aims to fix traffic Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    Google-backed start-up aims to fix traffic

    Urban Engines wants commuters to travel during off-peak hours to reduce congestion in cities.

  • A start-up crowdsourcing the weather Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 9:00 AM ET
    A start-up crowdsourcing the weather

    BloomSky's Samuel Chow pitches the start-up to a panel of experts on CNBC.

  • More bad news for Theranos Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 6:28 AM ET
    More bad news for Theranos

    Federal health inspectors say the blood testing lab poses an immediate jeopardy to patients' health and safety, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell with the latest details. Theranos says they are actively continuing to take corrective action.

  • Menu-money makers: The secrets behind your favorite dish Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    Restaurant menu money makers

    Repurposing scraps and being ultra-creative with an eye for savings can lead to huge profits in the restaurant world. The hosts of Restaurant Startup explain.

  • Munchery CEO: Rethinking food deliveries Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 11:52 AM ET
    Munchery CEO:  Rethinking food deliveries

    Tri Tran, Munchery CEO, discusses how he is able to grow his business in the highly-competitive food delivery service.

  • Dick Costolo's fitness venture Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 11:31 AM ET
    Dick Costolo's fitness venture

    Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, talks about his newest venture into the fitness industry.

  • 2016: Year of the dead unicorn? Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 7:00 PM ET
    2016: Year of the dead unicorn?

    Panellists discuss what 2016 holds for start-ups looking for funding and venture capitalists looking for the next big thing.

  • A portable device to detect gluten in food Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 6:00 AM ET
    A portable device to detect gluten in food

    6Sensor Labs enters the food sensing space with its portable gluten detector called Nima.

  • Start-up milks a camel for all its worth Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 10:00 AM ET
    Start-up milks a camel for all its worth

    One start-up is betting on a new super food to shake up the dairy aisle.

  • Need someone to plow the snow? Just click! Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 9:08 AM ET
    J&R Lawns & Landscapes in Syracuse uses new app to order plows from an phone app.

    Plowz & Mowz, an on-demand, residential plowing and mowing company founded by two college buddies, is hoping to take advantage of this winter's snowfalls.

  • Unicorn risk/reward 'out of control': Pro Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 8:45 AM ET
    Unicorn risk/reward 'out of control': Pro

    James Breyer, Breyer Capital, shares his outlook on tech startups and weighs in on where to invest in tech, including artificial intelligence.

  • MaxMyInterest: A new way to chase yield? Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 5:49 PM ET
    MaxMyInterest: A new way to chase yield?

    Gary Zimmerman, Founder of MaxMyInterest, explains how his business allows investors to earn higher returns while keeping their cash safe.

  • Betty Crocker's all-natural competition Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 10:16 AM ET
    Miss Jones Baking Co.

    A new line of artificial-ingredient-free, organic cake mixes, brownie mix and frostings targets Millennials. USA Today reports.